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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:36 PM   #16
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Congratulations Stan! Looks like a bunch of fun.

I'd too be embarrassed to shoot .38's through it! Come to think of it, I'd probably be embarrassed to shoot anything less than maximum SAMMI spec loads haha!

Hope you enjoy the heck out of it.



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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:43 PM   #17
 
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A beaut! I almost had a .41 RH in a trade a few weeks back but the feller backed out at the last minute for a cash deal. He did offer it to me for a good price ($400!), but I just couldn't front the cash at the time. I was sort of relieved though because I really didn't want to have to stock up on another caliber's components.
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Wow happy1, any wife that buys a set of Redhawks is definitely a keeper!

This Redhawk will have to be the one I try all the Buffalo Bore and Corbon ultra hot .357's in.

The GP is definitely the stronger and more durable gun. The N-frame .357's are far, far from fragile, but just develop more problems than the Ruger design.

I just got done working on a 4" S&W 28-2 that someone shot the hell out of, the cylinder swallowed 4 .002" endshake bearings and it took one .002" yoke bearing to get it anywhere near tight again. It also was used so much the extractor rod was literally wore out, the end of the rod was worn down so much I had to replace it because it hardly held the cylinder closed. I don't see a GP ever needing work like this, and yoke stretching is not an issue with GP's, or extractor rod problems.
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They did but they decided to call it the GP100.

Paul

Yeah if they did bring it back I'd vote to make it a 8 shot and it still have more metal than a standard six shot Mod 27/28!!!

Aaahh, One can only dream, and pester the crap out of Ruger in to doing it!!!

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An 8-shot 4" .357 Redhawk would be way cool, I'm not holding my breath though!
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Wow happy1, any wife that buys a set of Redhawks is definitely a keeper!

This Redhawk will have to be the one I try all the Buffalo Bore and Corbon ultra hot .357's in.

The GP is definitely the stronger and more durable gun. The N-frame .357's are far, far from fragile, but just develop more problems than the Ruger design.

I just got done working on a 4" S&W 28-2 that someone shot the hell out of, the cylinder swallowed 4 .002" endshake bearings and it took one .002" yoke bearing to get it anywhere near tight again. It also was used so much the extractor rod was literally wore out, the end of the rod was worn down so much I had to replace it because it hardly held the cylinder closed. I don't see a GP ever needing work like this, and yoke stretching is not an issue with GP's, or extractor rod problems.
Yup you betcha going on 44 yeas now, she also got me a Colt 10mm Delta Elite and A Colt .45ACP Combat Elite.

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Old September 3rd, 2010, 10:17 AM   #22
 
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Stan that is one bada** looking revolver i gotta have me one. I think the long 357 is the nicest looking revolver of all just my favorite.
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I really can't think of any other reason that I got it other than it's completely bad-ass! I won't be able to really know how truly cool this gun is until it gets to my dealer, at which point it will be fired in my backyard as soon as I get back with it! My neighbors will understand when I break my ".22, 9mm and .38 only" rule for my backyard range, my first rounds through this gun have got to be .357's
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Wow, Stan - really nice revolver. I had a 5.5" .41 RH but have sort of always had my eye out for a .357 for the reasons of which you are aware. Good Lord, but you can load that one hot.
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Stan, congrats! that is one great looking revolver!
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Those chambers are ridiculously thick! Wow! I've seen 'em before, but every time, it's still...WOW!

I'd be up for a 5.5" 8-shot Redhawk, too, in the same spirit as S&W's 8-shot .357 N-frame. Matter of fact, I think I'll write Ruger a letter about that tomorrow morning. It would definitely sell.
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Wow, that is nice. It is a shame they don't make them anymore. I would rather have that gun than my GP100. I think a 5.5" barrel with 8 shots would be nice.
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I picked up a .357 redhawk last year locally. I had been passivly looking for one for about 5 years...one that was in nice shape but not over priced. Paid $475 for it and thought it was steal...they even had "price is firm" on the tag. I traded my GP100 (6" half lug) in on it and they gave me more than i paid for it which sweetened the deal even more for me.

Mine came with hogue grips which i swapped out for nice factory takeoffs. I'll have to take and post a couple of pictures soon.

While these are uber cool .357's (imho), man are they heavy! For comparison, shooting standard .357's though it, is like shooting 38's though a GP.

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Here are some pictures of one of my 5-1/2" Redhawk .357's posing with my Police Service-Six .357:


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Hey--- does it ever end? Or do we buy til we die? I swore up and down that my last firearm would be my second Vaquero SA in.45 caliber! Since then I've added two Henry rifles, (in diffrent calibers) another bolt action .22 a .22 pistol MKIII .22/45 and a GP100
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